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Merry Making On The Regents Birth Day

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Merry Making On The Regents Birth Day

Merry Making On The Regents Birth Day, 1812, Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, Etcher, 1812, George, The Prince Regent, Dancing And Drinking At A Lavish Party With The Wife Of A Man Who Sits With A Dejected Look On His Face And Holding A Sheet Of Paper Order Of The Day Which Lists Breakfast - 2 To Be Hung At Newgate With Lunch, Dinner And Tea Schedules Followed By Supper - German Fling, D [penny] SaUSAge With Bread, Cheese & Kisses &c &c, Dancing All Night And With His Feet Resting On Sheet Music Titled The Black Joke While Behind Him Stand Two Demon-like Figures Playing French Horns, Alluding To His Present Cuckold Condition. Through An Opening In The Palace Is A View Of A Gallows And Poor Persons Seeking Relief

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1792 1878 1812 Aged Artwork Birth Black Bread Breakfast Cheese Condition Cruikshank Dancing Dinner Drinking Etcher Face Feet Figures Gallows George German Horns Hung Joke Lunch Making Merry Music Newgate Night Nostalgia Nostalgic Opening Order Palace Paper Party Penny Persons Playing Poor Present Prince Regent Relief Resting Romantic Sausage Sheet Sits Stand Supper Traditional View Wife Alluding Cuckold Dejected Fling Kisses Lavish Lists Regents Seeking Titled


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This vintage print captures a scene of merry making on the Prince Regent's birthday in 1812. Created by George Cruikshank, an esteemed etcher of his time, this engraving showcases a lavish party filled with dancing and drinking. The focal point is the Prince Regent himself, depicted in all his glory, surrounded by guests enjoying the festivities. However, amidst the revelry, there is a man sitting with a dejected look on his face. Clutching a sheet of paper titled "Order of the Day, " he seems to be contemplating something troubling. This intriguing detail adds depth to the artwork and hints at hidden stories within this historical moment. Intricately designed figures playing French horns stand behind him while resting their feet on sheet music titled "The Black Joke. " This cleverly alludes to the man's present cuckold condition and adds an element of humor to the scene. Through an opening in the palace walls, we catch glimpses of gallows and poor individuals seeking relief outside. These contrasting images remind us that even amid opulence and celebration, not everyone shares in such fortune. With its nostalgic charm and illustrative technique reminiscent of historic artistry from centuries past, this engraved image transports us back to a time when extravagant parties were held for regal occasions. It serves as both a testament to traditional culture and an evocative reminder of our rich historical heritage.

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